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WEEK OF 2018-01-26

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!


Canvas Production Release Notes

 

The release scheduled for 27 January is postponed to 3 February.

Before each release, our internal teams review any concerns about upcoming changes in the code, and we decide the appropriate course of action. We’re postponing this week’s release because we found a breaking issue that would significantly impact the production environment for many Canvas users.

Beyond the release on February 3, we will resume our normal release schedule. The next release will happen as scheduled on Saturday, 17 February. We will publish beta release notes on Monday, 5 February, and production release notes on Monday, 12 February. 

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you have questions or concerns about these changes. 

 

 

InstructureCon 2018

 

Registration for InstructureCarn 2018 is NOW LIVE! Join us in Keystone Colorado this July for The Greatest EdTech Conference on Earth! Swing on over to the official conference site here for more details.  
**Pro-tip: Early bird pricing ends March 31st.

Blog of the Week

 

Blueprint courses vs Cross-listing 

 

Have You Voted Recently?

 

Ideas are flowing and we need YOUR input. Take a look at a few of the latest and greatest ideas to further improve Canvas for all!

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WEEK OF 2018-01-19

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!


Canvas Beta Release Notes

 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Blueprint Courses, New Gradebook, and the Rich Content Editor. Other updates are also available in External Apps and User Settings, and minor design updates have been made to the Canvas interface. Platform and integration updates have been made in various APIs, authentication, LTI tools, and other documentation.

This release involves a change to SAML authentication that requires user verification.

Features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

NEW Canvas User Engagement Space! 

 

Have you seen the new and improved Canvas User Engagement space? Take a look at this newly remodeled space for all of the engagement, rollout and adoption strategies you've come to love and more! Click HERE to take a peak.  

Blog of the Week

 

CanvasLIVE Change in 2018  

 

Have You Voted Recently?

 

Ideas are flowing and we need YOUR input. Take a look at a few of the latest and greatest ideas to further improve Canvas for all!

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WEEK OF 2018-01-12

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!


Canvas Release Cycle

 

Ever wonder when beta, test or production will refresh? Have no fear, this document outlines all refresh dates for the entirety of 2018! Bookmark this page to stay up to date with what's to come so you never miss a beat when it comes  Canvas release cycles. *Psst — this space houses ALL release notes that correspond with the refresh cycle. 

 

 

Partner Webinar: Connecting an Online Testing & Assessment System with Canvas

 

Description 

Integrating Maple T.A., Maplesoft’s online testing and assessment tool, with a course management system allows instructors and students to move freely between the two environments without having to log in separately. Maplesoft supports the Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI) standard, which allows connectivity between Maple T.A. and learning management systems such as Canvas. Instructors can now access the power of Maple T.A. from within the environment they are using to manage other aspects of their course. It also provides a single location to access all assignments, and a consolidated gradebook so all marks are available in one place.

 

In this webinar, Maplesoft will discuss and demonstrate how users can take full advantage of the power of Maple T.A. from within the Canvas environment. You will also hear how the University of Birmingham’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences benefited from using the LTI Connector to integrate Maple T.A. into their curriculum within the Canvas LMS.

 

About Maple T.A.:
Maple T.A. is a powerful online testing and assessment system designed especially for courses involving mathematics. Its unparalleled abilities allow instructors to truly assess student understanding of math-based concepts, making it ideal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses.

 

Registration
https://www.maplesoft.com/webinars/live/register.aspx?id=1412 

 

Partner Profile

The features discussed in this session may require additional paid services of a 3rd party provider. Please check out Alliance Partner - Maplesoft for more information.

Blog of the Week

 

I Tried Using Shorter, Low-Stakes Assessments for One Semester and Here's What Happened 

 

Have You Voted Recently?

 

Ideas are flowing and we need YOUR input. Take a look at a few of the latest and greatest ideas to further improve Canvas for all!

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WEEK OF 2018-01-05

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Canvas Production Release Notes

 

In this production release (January 6), institutions using the New Gradebook can apply late and missing policies to course assignments, and submissions that need to be graded only display one assignment icon regardless of assignment type. Additionally, instructors can enable the New Gradebook on a per-course basis if the feature option is allowed for their account. Previously the New Gradebook could only be enabled on a per-course basis by a Canvas admin.

 

When a submission is graded in SpeedGrader, rubrics support excess points above the maximum point value for each criterion.

In the Rich Content Editor, the Accessibility Checker includes a minor design update and a new content contrast rule. The Rich Content Editor Whitelist supports the Audio Controls element, and the Content Selector Images tab includes an alt text field and decorative image checkbox when uploading new images to course files.

 

The student Grades page menus have been updated for improved accessibility, and concluded courses display in the Courses menu as long as the course has not been restricted from being viewed after the course end date.

 

Various updates have been made to APIs and other integration documentation. Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

This release involves API and login path attributes that have been deprecated and require user attention.

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2018-01-06)

 

CanvasLIVE: When High Tech becomes Hot Tech

 

Abstract: 
Looking for tips and tricks to make your course design more engaging? Come learn about various ed tech resources that are available to take your course to the next level.

 

Blog of the Week

 

12 Days of Canvasmas 

 

Have You Voted Recently?

 

Ideas are flowing and we need YOUR input. Take a look at a few of the latest and greatest ideas to further improve Canvas for all!

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WEEK OF 2017-12-15

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Canvas Rollout, Training and Adoption Strategies 

 

Whether your a rookie, veteran or somewhere in between, the Canvas Engagement Strategies Group in the Canvas Community has you covered. This week we want to highlight a specific collaborative space where your peers are working together to outline successful and streamlined strategies in relation to rollout, training and the adoption of Canvas.

 

If you're in the market to collaborate on Creative Training /ideas, Student Orientations, Reward & Incentive Ideas or Instructor Tips & Tricks a visit to this space will be well worth your while. 

 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

Professional Development for Educators is changing at a rapid pace to meet the needs of each individual. PD must be timely, rewarding, individualized, and relative to what is going on in the classroom. Canvas has been our tool to keep these guidelines at the forefront of PD in our district.

The Future Mission of Professional Development- Christy Morgan 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

Success and Failure: A "ReflectBlog" Post for Fall 2017 

 

Have You Voted Recently?

 

Ideas are flowing and we need YOUR input. Take a look at a few of the latest and greatest ideas to further improve Canvas for all!

 

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WEEK OF 2017-12-08

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Canvas Production Releases

In this production release (December 9), the Analytics link has been moved to the Account Navigation Menu for admins. In courses, assignment group settings include an option to move all assignments to another assignment group, and instructors can view a label for inactive enrollments in groups.

 

For instructors using the New Gradebook, the Grade Detail Tray indicates concluded student enrollments when concluded enrollments are visible.

 

Canvas customers with Turnitin, Unicheck, Urkund, or Vericite accounts can use a new plagiarism framework in their courses.

 

Small design updates have been made in the Canvas interface for Collaborations, the Dashboard, and the Rich Content Editor, and Italian is a supported language in Canvas. Other updates have also been made to various APIs and other integration documentation.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-12-09) 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-12-09)

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

We received a cryptic message from faculty requesting urgent Canvas Resources hours before the semester started. Our mission: Provide readily accessible course templates and tools across seven campuses. Our agents will share how we developed a user-centered, scalable solution through Canvas Commons to inspire engaging Canvas experiences.

Leveraging Canvas Commons to Engage 007 Campuses- Joanna Ray, Matt Gunkel 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

Help Students Monitor their Course Progress  

 

Have You Voted Recently?

 

Ideas are flowing and we need YOUR votes. Take a look at a few of the latest and greatest ideas to further improve Canvas for all!

Let us schedule a Publish Date / Time for Content Pages 

Make Event Default Time 11:59pm rather than 12:00am 

Quizzes.next new question type: Audio recording 

SIS ID column in Gradebook 

Poll option for voting 

Option to view analytics for items in the Commons 

Course Level Analytics that can be refined to show Sections 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-12-01

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Canvas Beta Releases

 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Account Navigation, Assignments, Groups, and the New Gradebook. Small design updates have been made in the Canvas interface for Collaborations, the Dashboard, and the Rich Content Editor, and other updates have been made to Canvas languages, APIs, and other integration documentation.

The Login path for non-Canvas authentication involves a deprecation that requires user attention.

Features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-11-27) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

How is your online school counting attendance? We started out counting login hours and found many students with perfect attendance without much work turned in. This session will show how we use work to calculate attendance and the impact it has had on our school.

Work: A New Approach to Attendance- Jason Horne 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

Can I get a Guide? 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Partner Day Keynote: Why You Shouldn’t Miss Our CanvasCon Events!

Partner Day Keynote: Why You Shouldn’t Miss Our CanvasCon Events! 

 

Thursday, December7, 2017 https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/Event/ShowKey=46477

Starts at 9:00 AM · Ends at 9:30 AM, MST (America/Denver)

 

Description 

Come to this presentation to learn what a CanvasCon event is all about. You will hear about the one day, full conference experience, the special keynote presentations, potential breakout session topics, how you can submit a proposal, and everything else that is awesome about the day.

 

And because this is Partner Day, we’ll also share how our Canvas partners participate in these events so that you have opportunities to learn more about our Canvas ecosystem. We’d love to hear from you about which partners you’d like to see at future events!

 

Registration

Coming soon! 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-11-17

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Canvas Beta Releases

 

In this production release (November 18), admins can allow observers and unenrolled users to view help menu links. In the Act as User page, admins can also view the message the audit logs recording user activity. Additionally, the New Gradebook can be allowed on a course-by-course basis as a course-level feature option.

 

In courses, the Move-To Menu has been updated in Course Settings, Modules, and groups within the People page. Criteria can be duplicated in rubrics, and supported items can be duplicated from within individual modules. The Front Page label can also be removed from a page.

 

Email notifications are responsive for mobile devices, and various changes have been made to APIs and integration documentation.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

The Users API involves an attribute that has been deprecated and requires user attention.

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-11-18) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

Canvas Data isn't just for developers and data analysts. We will demonstrate three common-sense strategies that have allowed us to use Canvas Data for academic research, program evaluation, and tech support at our institution. With a very basic understanding of SQL, you, too, can harness the power of your data.

Canvas Data for the Rest of Us: Jonathan Thomas, Qin Li 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

Admin Tips: Search Quickly for Users & Courses 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Videos in the Classroom: Unexpected Ways to Use Videos 

Videos in the Classroom: Unexpected Ways to Use Videos 

 

Thursday November 30, 2017 (Register: https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowKey=45959&LangLocaleID=1033)

Starts at 11:00 PM · Ends at 11:30 PM, MST (America/Denver)

 

NOTE: This is part of a 3-event series called Videos in the Classroom.

Description

Videos aren’t just for course content and assignments. As it turns out, there are creative ways to leverage videos inside Canvas and ARC.

 

In this session, ARC trainer Nicholas Demas will highlight outside-the-box ways to play with videos during school hours. (Hint: It will increase your productivity!)

 

Registration

Click here to register for this event.

 

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WEEK OF 2017-11-10

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Canvas Beta Releases

 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Account Settings, Course Settings, the Gradebook, Modules, Pages, People, Rubrics, and Users. The release also includes additional updates for Notifications and changes to API and external tool documentation.

The Users API involves an attribute that has been deprecated and requires user attention.

Features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-11-06)  

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

Learn how you can get super secret spy access to the New Gradebook, join our early access Focus Group in the community and hear about what’s coming next!

New Gradebook: Phase 1- Christi Wruck 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

Embedding an Uploaded HTML page in an iFrame 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at (Link Coming Soon)

Starts at 11:00 PM · Ends at 11:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

NOTE: This is part of a 3-event series called Videos in the Classroom.

Description

Remember the days when you would walk into your classroom and smile when you saw the TV/VCR unit? Or, noticed the days marked ‘Video-TBD’ in the course syllabus? It didn’t matter what the movie was, just that it would be a welcome change from another typical lecture.

 

It’s no surprise that videos are extremely engaging. True fact: Canvas courses average not one, not two… but 11.3 videos per course! But there’s more to classroom engagement than simply embedding a few videos.

 

Join ARC trainer Nicholas Demas as he shares ways teachers can enhance the use of videos in their Canvas classrooms with tools, such as YouTube and ARC. From closed-captioning to back-end analytics, effective use of videos can significantly impact your classroom engagement.

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-11-03

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Canvas Releases

 

In this production release (October 28), the Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker helps verify common accessibility errors in Canvas content.

 

In Discussions and Assignments, the Move-To menu has been changed to a sidebar, and discussions can be duplicated from a discussion’s Settings menu. In course rubrics, the Create or Edit Rubric view visibly displays all add, edit, and delete icons in a criterion. Additionally, ratings also support rating descriptions. And in DocViewer, comments with multiple lines are collapsed by default and can be expanded to view the entire comment, and the Delete icon only displays when creating an annotation.

 

The Gradebook History page has been redesigned for improved performance and includes display filters for a specific student, grader, assignment, and start and end date. Additionally, the student Grades page includes an updated table design. For admins, the Act as User page displays all login details for the requested user.

 

Various changes have been made to APIs and integration documentation.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-10-28)

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

The online and digital learning team at Temple University's Fox School of Business consists of instructional designers, technical support specialists, and video and production specialists. We'll share our evidence-based course-development strategies, which incorporate educational technology and support the #1 online MBA program in the nation.

Online Course Development & the Flipped Classroom- Kathleen Deegan, Laura Gremmel 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

Best Practices for Discussions  

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement

Videos in the Classroom: Impactful Engagement 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at (Link Coming Soon)

Starts at 11:00 PM · Ends at 11:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

NOTE: This is part of a 3-event series called Videos in the Classroom.

Description

Remember the days when you would walk into your classroom and smile when you saw the TV/VCR unit? Or, noticed the days marked ‘Video-TBD’ in the course syllabus? It didn’t matter what the movie was, just that it would be a welcome change from another typical lecture.

 

It’s no surprise that videos are extremely engaging. True fact: Canvas courses average not one, not two… but 11.3 videos per course! But there’s more to classroom engagement than simply embedding a few videos.

 

Join ARC trainer Nicholas Demas as he shares ways teachers can enhance the use of videos in their Canvas classrooms with tools, such as YouTube and ARC. From closed-captioning to back-end analytics, effective use of videos can significantly impact your classroom engagement.

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-10-27

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Canvas Releases

 

In this production release (October 28), the Rich Content Editor Accessibility Checker helps verify common accessibility errors in Canvas content.

 

In Discussions and Assignments, the Move-To menu has been changed to a sidebar, and discussions can be duplicated from a discussion’s Settings menu. In course rubrics, the Create or Edit Rubric view visibly displays all add, edit, and delete icons in a criterion. Additionally, ratings also support rating descriptions. And in DocViewer, comments with multiple lines are collapsed by default and can be expanded to view the entire comment, and the Delete icon only displays when creating an annotation.

 

The Gradebook History page has been redesigned for improved performance and includes display filters for a specific student, grader, assignment, and start and end date. Additionally, the student Grades page includes an updated table design. For admins, the Act as User page displays all login details for the requested user.

 

Various changes have been made to APIs and integration documentation.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-10-28)

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-28) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

You have dozens of apps and custom widgets. Faculty, students, and staff are bombarding you with requests—they want more, faster, and easier access. Do you cut the wire? Dash to escape? See how building LTIs with theming, the Canvas API, and some best practices will make the seemingly impossible POSSIBLE.

Mission Impossible: Creating LTIs to Expand the Canvas Experience- Jason Weed Ling 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

How we're protecting privacy with the Canvas Skill for Alexa 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

I Believe in You! Using Canvas Analytics to Build Awareness of Student Needs

I Believe in You! Using Canvas Analytics to Build Awareness of Student Needs 

 

Monday, October 30, 2017 at Register by 11:59pm on 10/29 and you will receive the Zoom link in your email on the day of the event.

Starts at 3:00 PM · Ends at 4:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

 

 

Canvas offers a host of analytic tools that allow you to identify student patterns and behaviors. We invite you to join Canvas expert, Adam Kuntz, who will walk you through the various Canvas tools you can use to proactively identify students who may need a little "nudge" to keep them engaged, help them find the resources they need to be successful, or help them learn how best to navigate their online course.

 

Click here to register.

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-10-13

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Canvas Releases

 

In this production release (October 7), late and missing submission status labels are only displayed to instructors in SpeedGrader, and rubric criterions can include a point range instead of an individual point value. Other small updates have been made in several Canvas areas including account-level Analytics, SpeedGrader, and the Assignments API, and several icons and styles have been changed in the user interface.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-07) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

How is your online school counting attendance? We started out counting login hours and found many students with perfect attendance without much work turned in. This session will show how we use work to calculate attendance and the impact it has had on our school.

Work: A New Approach to Attendance- Jason Horne 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Blog of the Week

 

4 Tools for Checking Your Canvas Course for Errors 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

CanvasCon WPI

CanvasCon WPI 

 

WHEN: Friday, October 20, 2017 

WHERE: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

TIME: 7 AM - 6 PM (Reg 7-9am; kick-off keynote: 9 am; lunch: 11:30; cocktails: 4-6pm)

COST: $49

 

Please join us for our 2017 CanvasCon at WPI!

CanvasCon is a one-day, regional event that we’ve specifically designed for our northeastern educators. Everyone is invited, from the Canvas-curious to the expert user!

 

 

We’ll discuss hot topics trending in the Ed tech world and host Canvas-specific sessions. We’ve jam-packed the agenda with awesome sessions from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both Higher Education and K12. There will be separate tracks for Higher Ed and K12, and plenty of ed-tech goodness—new skills and techniques, networking, collaboration, idea-sharing, and other fun—for Canvas users and non-Canvas users alike. We promise there’s something for everyone! Join us for a full day of learning and awesomeness or risk suffering in everlasting FOMO.

 

VIEW AGENDA, MORE INFO and REGISTER here: CANVASCON WPI 2017 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-10-06

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Canvas Releases

 

In this production release (October 7), late and missing submission status labels are only displayed to instructors in SpeedGrader, and rubric criterions can include a point range instead of an individual point value. Other small updates have been made in several Canvas areas including account-level Analytics, SpeedGrader, and the Assignments API, and several icons and styles have been changed in the user interface.

 

Production release notes also include fixed bugs.

 

Features are subject to change throughout the release based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-10-07) 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Featured Video

What happens when you turn course design over to students? They push themselves harder than you ever would. They stay engaged longer, take ownership of the learning process, and work together toward success. This session discusses the process and results of a course turned over, completely, to students.

Increase Engagement Through Student-Led Course Design- Robin Bagent 

 

Relive ALL of the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

Guide of the Week

 

How do I run Roll Call Attendance reports in a course? 

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Accessing Your Canvas Data with CanvasDataViewer: Encore

Accessing Your Canvas Data with CanvasDataViewer: Encore 

 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 12:00 PM  · Ends at 1:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

WHERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7563114262341962241

 

CanvasDataViewer is used to automatically download Canvas Data files into a SQL Server database where you can query and analyze the information. In this webinar you can get a guided tour of CanvasDataViewer and find what it takes to set it up and host it.

Project Description

Our project is used to automatically download Canvas Data files into a SQL Server database where you can query and analyze the information. Canvas Data files are very large--currently a full download includes at least one file for each of 82+ tables, and some tables require more than one file. For a large campus each daily download can include more than 8GB of files that contain millions of database records. Manually downloading Canvas Data files from the Canvas web interface and loading them into a database can take hours. Our CanvasDataViewer automates this process. When set up with a SQL job agent to run the process at night, you can come to work every morning with fresh Canvas Data waiting for you to analyze. 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-09-29

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Canvas Releases

 

In this beta release, Canvas has updated features in Assignments and Rubrics. Other updates are also available in Analytics, SpeedGrader, the User Interface, and the Assignments API.

 

Features are subject to change based on user feedback and testing. Please follow the release notes for the latest information.

 

Canvas Beta Release Notes (2017-09-25) 

 

 

InstructureCon 2017 Videos are HERE!

Relive the InstructureCon magical and catch-up on what you might have missed HERE!

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Help Students Monitor their Course Progress  

 

Upcoming Canvas Events

 

Accessing Your Canvas Data with CanvasDataViewer: Encore

Accessing Your Canvas Data with CanvasDataViewer: Encore 

 

CanvasDataViewer is used to automatically download Canvas Data files into a SQL Server database where you can query and analyze the information. In this webinar you can get a guided tour of CanvasDataViewer and find what it takes to set it up and host it.

Project Description

Our project is used to automatically download Canvas Data files into a SQL Server database where you can query and analyze the information. Canvas Data files are very large--currently a full download includes at least one file for each of 82+ tables, and some tables require more than one file. For a large campus each daily download can include more than 8GB of files that contain millions of database records. Manually downloading Canvas Data files from the Canvas web interface and loading them into a database can take hours. Our CanvasDataViewer automates this process. When set up with a SQL job agent to run the process at night, you can come to work every morning with fresh Canvas Data waiting for you to analyze. 

 

 

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WEEK OF 2017-09-01

Your weekly newsletter for the latest and greatest about all things Canvas!

 

Canvas Releases

 

In this production release (August 26), third-party authentication supports the admin role federated attribute, the SIS Export courses.csv report includes information about course formats, and several APIs and SIS files have received updated functionality.

 

SpeedGrader has been optimized for performance in large courses. In DocViewer, Point and Area annotations no longer require comments, and DocViewer displays an annotation session warning before the session is refreshed.

 

For all users, the Rich Content Editor includes an option to easily insert and embed media. The mobile login page in Canvas apps has been updated for design consistency with the desktop login page. And for institutions with multiple authentication methods, logged out users are redirected to the login page for their last authenticated account.

 

Canvas Production Release Notes (2017-08-26) 

Canvas New Feature Screencast (2017-08-26)

 

 

How do I use MasteryPaths in course modules? 

The Canvas MasteryPaths feature allows you or a course designer to customize learning experiences to students based on student performance. With MasteryPaths, you identify activities for each student’s learning path and differentiate assignments for required learning, optional learning, or choosing their own content and assignments within a specific path, which helps them achieve course mastery.

MasteryPaths is based on differentiated assignments, which allows assignments to be assigned to different users and sections. With MasteryPaths, assignments are differentiated to individual students automatically and no additional work is required aside from grading student assignments as usual. After the initial assignment has been graded (either manually or automatically), the student’s score designates which conditional items(s) will be assigned as a learning path.

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A Year in the life of a Canvas LMS Admin 

 

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Learning Analytics and Canvas Data

Learning Analytics and Canvas Data 

 

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Thursday, October 05, 2017 at https://usu.webex.com/usu-en/j.php?MTID=ma25a74caed3e52be0a4f4af542619c91

Starts at 9:30 PM · Ends at 10:30 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

Description

Canvas Data can provide valuable insight into our courses, course design, student behaviors, outcomes and teaching methods.   Utah State will share examples and ideas on getting started.  

  • Connect Google Analytics to Canvas for valuable insights. 
  • Examples of data use for documenting teaching and learning using Canvas data and Tableau.
  • Analytics look at course design and student behaviors.
  • Putting Canvas data into 3rd party analytics solutions.
  • Vision for learning analytics and predictive analytics.  

 

 

 

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